Richard F. Kirkland, age 73, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Richard was born in Archer City, Texas on August 24, 1945 to Euell Joy Kirkland and Iva Jewell (Singleton) Kirkland. Richard served 12 honorable years in the United States Airforce and was also a Texas Peace officer for the Irving Police Department. Richard was a hard worker and good provider for his family, often working nights for 20 years to make sure they always had what was needed. Richard enjoyed picking on the guitar, he had a talent for playing some of the older music by ear. He loved riding Harleys, and spent time taking apart cars and motorcycles, he just couldn’t always get things put back together. Richard also enjoyed fishing and sport shooting. Richard is preceded in death by his parents and brother Dan Kirkland. Left to cherish his memories are children Rick Kirkland Jr. and wife Erin, Shawn Kirkland and wife Shirley; grandchildren Jake Kitchens, Cole Kirkland, Ashton Kirkland, Tessa Kirkland; Ex-wife and friend Susan Vardiman; as well as many other extended family and friends. A graveside service will be held at 9:15 AM on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation by visiting their website at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ and from there you can click on donate.